The Walled city is a treasure trove of history interwoven with architectural marvels. Popular places to see in Ahmedabad are mix of magnificent temples, unique minarets, pol houses and stunning step wells. Sabarmati Ashram, Bhadra Fort Adalaj Stepwell, Akshardham Temple, Kankariya Lake and Auto World Vintage Car Museum are a few attractions that exemplify this city.
Statue of Unity - A tribute to the ‘Iron Man of India’ Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Statue of Unity is not just a memorial, it is the world's tallest statue with a height of 182 metres. The picturesque environs of the Satpura and Vindhyachal hills against the mighty Narmada river provide the perfect background for viewing the statue built on an island.
Ahmedabad is well-connected by roads, rails and air. Though the local language is Gujarati, the local people do understand and speak English.
No trip to Ahmedabad is complete without a ‘Heritage walk of Ahmedabad’. Municipal Corporation of Ahmedabad has arranged this morning tour with the purpose of unveiling the city to the tourists. The walk commences at 8am and covers nearly 20 spots before ending at the 15th century Jama Masjid.
A Visit to Ahmedabad is incomplete if you haven't visited Sabarmati Ashram, the place where Gandhiji resided. Besides, a visit to Akshardham temple would complete your Ahmedabad trip on a happy and peaceful note.
Science City Road,, Off Soal Santey Road,, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380059
Set in a quiet village of Adalaj, this vav has served a resting place for hundreds of years for many pilgrims and caravans along with their trade routes. Built in 1499 by Queen Rudabai, wife of the Vaghela chief, Veersinh, this five - storey step well was not just a cultural and utilitarian space, but also a spiritual refuge. It is believed that villagers would come every day in the morning to fill water, offer prayers to the deities carved into the walls and interact with each other.
Indian Cultural Complex, Sector 20, "J" Road, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382020
A majestic, intricately carved stone structure which stands amid sprawling gardens set in a 23-acre plot of Gandhinagar district. It is built in 6000 tons of pink sandstone and not a bit of steel has been sued. A point worth noting is that this modern monument to Hinduism was built as per the injunctions of Vastu Shastra.
Makarba, Post Jeevraj Park, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380051
It is one of the most elegant and unique architectural compels of Ahmedabad. In its architecture, Sarkhej Roza is an example of the early Islamic architectural culture of the region, which fused Islamic stylistic influences from Persian with indigenous Hindu and Jain features to form a composite “Indo-Saracenic” architectural style.